ROSEVILLE, Calif., April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After noticing unusual activity on our network including a possible ransomware attempt, on February 13, 2017, Campbell Taylor & Company (CTC) hired a specialized forensic IT firm to investigate. On February 22, 2017, the specialized forensic IT firm determined that there was unauthorized access to CTC's main network drive from a foreign IP address between January 27, 2017 and February 2, 2017, however the firm cannot determine which files were accessed. Accordingly, CTC is notifying everyone whose information was on its system out of an abundance of caution.
If you are or were an individual Campbell Taylor & Company client, this information may have included your: first and last name, date of birth, telephone number(s), address, Social Security number, all employment (W-2) information, 1099 information (including account number if provided to CTC), direct deposit bank account information (including account number and routing information if provided to CTC), and any supporting documents you may have provided including health care.
If you are or were an entity Campbell Taylor & Company client, this information may have included your: company name, Federal Employer Identification Number, address, and telephone number; employee and/or 1099-recipient information (including account number if provided to CTC); bank or brokerage account information if provided to CTC; and partner, shareholder/officer, or beneficiary names, addresses, and Social Security numbers.
If you were a partner, shareholder, or beneficiary of a partnership, company, or trust Campbell Taylor & Company performed work for, the information may have included your: first and last name, address, and Social Security number.
If you were an employee participant of a retirement or other benefit plan Campbell Taylor & Company performed work for, the information may have included your: first and last name, date of birth, Social Security number, and salary information.
If you are not certain whether your information was on the Campbell Taylor & Company system, please call at 1-844-309-7524, or write us at 3741 Douglas Blvd, Suite 350, Roseville, CA 95661.
Given the nature of the information potentially exposed, Campbell Taylor & Company strongly recommends the following steps be taken:
- Change all bank account numbers provided to Campbell Taylor & Company, or at a minimum remain vigilant by reviewing account statements.
- Establish and monitor free 90 day fraud alerts with the three credit reporting bureaus. Their telephone numbers and addresses are: Equifax (1-888-766-0008; P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374), Experian (1-888-397-3742; P.O. Box 4500, Allen, TX 75013), and TransUnion (1-800-680-7289; P.O. Box 2000, Chester, PA 19022-2000).
- Consider placing a credit freeze on your accounts. For more information: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs
- If you become a victim or suspect identity theft, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at https://identitytheft.gov and law enforcement. The FTC also provides detailed and specific information about identity theft at their website, which you should review.
Lastly, you are entitled to a free credit report every year from the three credit bureaus at www.annualcreditreport.com; and one year of complimentary credit monitoring has been purchased for you should you be affected.
Protecting your information is incredibly important to Campbell Taylor & Company. In addition to the steps outlined above, Campbell Taylor & Company notified the FBI, the IRS, the FTB, all three consumer reporting bureaus, the applicable state agencies, and it is reviewing office policies and procedures. It also hired additional IT security experts, and it is working with law enforcement in their investigation of the criminals.
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